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Roasted Eggplant and Potatoes

Roasted Eggplant and Potatoes with eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, and mushrooms are seasoned with a ranch dressing dry mix packet and roasted in the oven.

roasted eggplant and potatoes on a serving dish

My daughter-in-law, Amanda, gets me into a lot of trouble. She loves to shop around for cool but inexpensive china and kitchen wares at places like TJ Maxx, Ross, and our local Goodwill store.

She finds the BEST stuff.  I see it and then I want to shop in the same places.  Of course, I find other stuff I don’t need, but might someday, so I have to buy it, too.

See what I mean?

Amanda also gives me good ideas — like this variation on roasted veggies she found in Art Smith’s Kitchen Life cookbook.  When I first tasted it, I didn’t recognize the eggplant. Nor did I recognize the seasonings as a dried salad dressing straight out of the packet. Doesn’t get any easier than that!

You won’t have trouble eating your vegetables when you put this on the table.

picture of family preparing this recipe

Thanks, Amanda.


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    Yield: 5 servings

    Roasted Eggplant and Potatoes

    Roasted Eggplant and Potatoes--in skillet

    Roasted eggplant, zucchini, potatoes and mushrooms seasoned with Ranch dressing dry mix packet

    Prep Time 35 minutes
    Cook Time 45 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 small eggplant, cut into 1-inch cubes
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 medium potatoes, scrubbed but unpeeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
    • Olive oil spray
    • One 0.7-ounce envelope salad dressing mix (I like ranch)
    • 2 medium zucchini, scrubbed but unpeeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
    • 1/2 onion cut into thin wedges
    • 5 ounces mushrooms, thickly sliced
    • 1 tablespoon red pepper, finely chopped

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
    2. Use a silicone baking mat or cover cookie sheet with sides with aluminum foil. Spray with olive oil (may substitute vegetable oil spray but I prefer extra flavor of olive oil).
    3. Toss the eggplant with salt and place in colander for 30 minutes to drain off bitter juices.
    4. Put the potatoes in a large bowl and spray with oil. Toss to lightly coat all pieces. Add 1/2 of salad dressing mix and toss again. Spread on prepared baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.
    5. Rinse eggplant well and pat dry. Put eggplant, zucchini, onions, mushrooms, and red pepper in large bowl, spray with oil and toss with remaining dry salad dressing. Add to potatoes on baking tray and stir carefully. Continue roasting vegetables until tender about 30-40 minutes.

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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    5

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 1183mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 7g

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    Amanda

    Thursday 17th of December 2009

    Thanks for the nice post! You are the one that inspires me to try out new dishes!

    Christine @ Fresh Local and Best

    Monday 14th of December 2009

    That is a great tip to toss the eggplant in salt, and drain. I often forget and this step, but I will be sure to try it the next time.

    Mimi

    Thursday 10th of December 2009

    Roasted veggies are a favorite of our family. I have never tried them with a salad dressing mix, but I will now. I usually sprinkle them with basalmic vinegar and olive oil. Mimi

    Sandy

    Thursday 10th of December 2009

    I have had this wonderful vegie dish a time or two at my daughter's house. (Amanda) It is awesome and something everyone seems to like. Thanks for sharing girls. Romaine, I know what you mean about the cool dishes. I have started looking for some myself. You both bring such joy to cooking.